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Maria Menounos, a TV presenter, had to choose the right time to tell her family that she had a brain tumor.

Maria Menounos is mourning the death of his mother who died Sunday after battling stage four brain cancer.

“Mother RIP” former E! The news host captioned a black and white photo of her and her mother, Litsa Menounos, on Instagram, “God loved her so much, so he took her on a Greek Easter trip.”

“Christ is risen, mother,” she also wrote in Greek.

In a video uploaded to her YouTube channel in April, the 42-year-old recalled that both of her parents were hospitalized after a positive coronavirus was detected at the end of the year. It was then, as well as her family, that her mother’s tumor was growing.

“For those of you who don’t know, my parents are like my children,” Menounos said in a 19-minute video detailing the fight against the coronavirus. come”

The TV personality continued: “My mom was healthy until August 2016, when she was diagnosed with stage IV brain cancer, also known as glioblastoma. Accidentally, two months after her diagnosis, I got it.” Diagnosed with a brain tumor as well.

Maria Menounos Considered benign brain tumors ‘As a gift’

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Menounos was diagnosed with a benign tumor called hemangioma in 2017.She shared in a YouTube video that both she and her mother had recovered from surgery together.

“It’s been a crazy few years for us. But mom is absolutely wonderful, ”she continues.“ We are not listening to the statistics in this house. But they say she has an average of 6-12 months (time left to live). We were here almost five years later and she had a quality year. ”

She told People magazine for the first time in 2017 that she had surgery to remove a golf-ball-sized tumor discovered in February.Menounos said 99.9 percent of the tumors were removed during a seven-hour procedure in June of August. That year

Celebrity friends took to the Instagram comment section of Menounos’ post to express condolences to her late mother.

Zoe Saldana wrote: “We send you so much love, Maria, our deepest condolences.”

Former E! News host and journalist Catt Sadler wrote: “I know one thing for sure – your mother knows the most special love I ever knew because of you. The dedication you have to her is unmatched. She is now with an angel.” Others send all my love ”

“Send all my love,” commented Jamie Lynn Spears.

TV personality and retired professional wrestler Nikki Bella wrote: “RIP sends you and your family a love of light and prayer.”

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